Makeup

A day of de-potting

By on January 29, 2016
A day of de-potting
A day of de-potting

I’ve had a small box of makeup set aside for a de-potting project, and I finally got around to buying a few small tools to help me with the job. It’s my first time breaking open my stuff, but I had a few products that I was eager to put in magnetic palettes in order to help me use the shades inside more often.

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Makeup | Skincare

Holiday season purchases and beauty-related gifts received!

By on January 5, 2015
Holiday season skincare and makeup goodies!
Holiday season skincare and makeup goodies!

I went to visit my family on the east coast for Christmas, and had a lot of goodies waiting for me. My boyfriend and I are in the middle of a move and don’t have a permanent address at the moment, so to play it safe I had some purchases sent to my parents’ house for me to pick up when I was in town. My parents also gave me a bunch of really wonderful beauty-related gifts, so I’m excited to go through everything and share some photos.

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Hands & Nails

Urban Decay nail colors in Addiction and Vice

By on November 27, 2014
Urban Decay nail colors in Addiction and Vice
Urban Decay nail colors in Addiction and Vice

I recently posted that I had found a handful of Urban Decay nail polishes marked down to $5 at Nordstrom Rack (different shades are found on Urban Decay’s website), and had come home with two shades, Addiction and Vice. I’ve been wearing them on my nails for the past couple of weeks, and I really like them! The two I grabbed are striking fall shades, and they apply and wear really nicely.

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Hands & Nails

Urban Decay nail colors marked down to $5 at Nordstrom Rack

By on November 12, 2014
Urban Decay Nail Colors in Addiction and Vice (discounted to $5/ea)
Urban Decay Nail Colors in Addiction and Vice (discounted to $5/ea)

I just wanted to quickly note that I found a handful of Urban Decay’s nail colors marked down from $15 to $5 at Nordstrom Rack this weekend, and I picked up two shades that looked really lovely, Addiction and Vice. This was a fun deal to find, and I wanted to just take a moment to compare the deal with pricing and availability online.

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Makeup | Style

Bridal makeup and style inspiration with Loverly

By on October 19, 2014
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Wedding dresses featured on Loverly

I hope you’re having a relaxing Sunday! I have something a little different that I’m excited to share with you today. I was recently contacted by a site called Loverly who asked me come up with makeup looks to pair with dresses that they feature on their wedding planning site. I played around with the website for a bit and found it’s really enjoyable to interact with, and so I had some fun picking out a few dresses and working on color palettes and product picks to go along with them.

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Hair Care | Makeup | Skincare

Monthly empties: April 2014

By on May 4, 2014
Products used up during the month of April
Products used up during the month of April

For 2014 I’ve started keeping track of the products I use up each month, and throughout April I finished a mix of skincare, cosmetics, and hair care. We’ve moved and are on the road traveling for a bit, so I no longer have my little marble table to photograph products on – this time the view comes from the floor of my completely empty apartment!

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Hair Care | Makeup | Skincare

Sephora and Ulta goodies!

By on April 8, 2014
Weekend purchases from Sephora and Ulta
Weekend purchases from Sephora and Ulta

Last week I received my 15% off Sephora and 20% Ulta cards on the same day, so I knew I’d be doing a little shopping over the weekend. After being sick for a week, I was ready to get out a little and hit both stores plus Target. I just wanted to take a moment and show you what I came home with!

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Makeup

3 daytime looks using the Urban Decay Vice 2 palette

By on March 13, 2014
My well-loved Urban Decay Vice 2 palette
My well-loved Urban Decay Vice 2 palette (limited edition, $59)

The Vice 2 is definitely one of my favorite palettes from my collection, but I haven’t talked about it on the blog yet because I received it for Christmas and it’s limited availability came to a close shortly after that. So, you unfortunately can no longer find it at Urban Decay and Sephora, but this is really my kind of palette and I wanted to take a moment and chat about some of the looks these shadows can create.

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Makeup

A few items on sale

By on January 1, 2014
Products found on discount after the holidays
Products found on discount after the holidays

Lots of things are put on sale after the holidays, but I found a few small surprises over the past few days that I’m pretty happy about. I wanted to share the deals I took advantage in case you’d be interested in checking any of these products out! I shouldn’t be spending a lot of money post-holidays, but with these finds I didn’t have to.

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